BOO!! Did we scare you?
Probably not, but there are more than enough ways to get all the Halloween Scares this Halloween Party Season.
There are so many wonderful Halloween traditions. There’s the tradition of carving the pumpkin to transform it into the magical Jack O Lantern. There’s The creativity of dreaming up your costume for the Halloween Party Season. There’s the tradition of dancing to Halloween Music (such as “Shout the Boo”) into the night with a room full of ghouls, vampires, warlocks and other creations. We can’t forget the fun of witnessing the entertaining parade of costumed children demonstrating their creativity on trick or treat. A quick tip on this one…. be the favorite house on the block with great Halloween treats and the sounds of Count Crow’s Halloween Spooktacular playing to entertain your many trick or treat visitors. This ensures you have the best parade of costumed entertainers at your door.
One of the greatest thrills of the Halloween Season is the annual visit to the Haunted House. Every city or town has one (or more) of these spooky and scary events in full swing at this time of the year. Some cities boast huge venues where the Haunted House maze may fill an entire warehouse or city block. Others may be home made creations put together by the neighborhood team. In whatever city you live I am sure there is someone waiting to jump out from behind a dark corner and scream “BOO”! And we love them for it.
Why do we love being scared? There has to be a reason why the lines for many haunted houses can be hours (and hours) long. The Halloween Season draws in so many people who clutch their loved ones in theater seats as they wait to be frightened. Is it the adrenaline? Is it the euphoric release of chemicals as some science journals state. Is it thrill seeking similar to roller coasters and sky diving.
Share with the team here at Count Crow why you love haunted house and give a shout out if you want to recommend the best one in your city. And don’t forget the lines are often shorter on weekdays instead of weekends.
Here is a list from Haunted House Magazine of their top 13 Haunted Houses for 2010:
13. Nightmare on the Bayou, Houston, Texas – www.NightmareOnTheBayou.com
12. House of Torment, Austin, Texas – www.TheHouseOfTorment.com
11. The Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, Cincinnati, Ohio – www.FrightSite.com
10. Asylum/13th Floor Haunted House, Denver, Colorado – www.GetScared.com
9. Kersey Valley Spookywoods, Greensboro, North Carolina – www.Spookywoods.com
8. The Cutting Edge Haunted House, Dallas, Texas – www.CuttingEdgeHauntedHouse.com
7. Netherworld Haunted House, Atlanta, Georgia – www.FearWorld.com
6. Headless Horseman, Poughkeepsie, New York – www.HeadlessHorseman.com
5. The Beast & Edge of Hell, Kansas City, Missouri – www.FullMoodProd.com
4. The Darkness, Creepyworld, & Lemp Brewery, St. Louis, Missouri – www.Scarefest.com
3. 13th Gate Haunted House, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – www.MidnightProduction.com
2. Erebus Haunted House, Pontiac, Michigan – www.HauntedPontiac.com
1. The Bates Motel & Pennhurst Asylum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – www.TheBatesMotel.com and www.PennhurstAsylum.com
And please share the best haunted house in your city or the best scare you have ever had.
Here is a video from ABC inteviewing the master of Haunted Houses in New York about why people like to be scared.
And Here is a video from the History.com on Primal Fear: Why we like to be scared.